Shulasana, Śūlāsana, Shula-asana: 2 definitions


Shulasana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

The Sanskrit term Śūlāsana can be transliterated into English as Sulasana or Shulasana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Yoga (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Shulasana in Yoga glossary
Source: Yoga Tradition of the Mysore Palace

Śūlāsana (शूलासन) is a type of posture (āsana), according to verse 40 of the Śrītattvanidhi.—Accordingly, “Place the elbows on the ground. Hold the chin with the hands. This is śūlāsana, the spike”.

The 19th-century Śrītattvanidhi is a sanskrit treatise describing 80 primary āsanas, or ‘posture’ (e.g., śūla-āsana) and several additional ones.

This name is unknown in Iyengar but the āsana form is śayanāsana in Iyengar.

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context information

Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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Languages of India and abroad

Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Shulasana in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Śūlāsana (ಶೂಲಾಸನ):—[noun] a kind of yogic posture.

context information

Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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